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President John Adams

President John Adams, second president of the United StatesCreated by: PICRYLDated: Invalid date
John Adams, L.L.D. Vice President of the United States of America.
John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington.
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
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[Title page of "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776]

[Title page of "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776]

Illus. in: "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776 This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Pres I.; RBD; Shelf.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in medallion.

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Photograph showing Mrs. John Quincy Adams, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of portrait painted by Charles Bird King.

Funeral thoughts, excited by the death of John Adams and Thos. Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826, the jubilee of independence

Funeral thoughts, excited by the death of John Adams and Thos. Jeffers...

Broadside publ. in Boston following the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826. Reference copy may be in PRES FILE - Adams, John This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Cap... more

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol building with portrait of George Washington at Dorchester Heights by Gilbert Stuart and unidentified portrait of a man, possibly John Adams, on display]

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol buildi...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 668. (DLC/PP-1996:032.13). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval Lith., Philad'a.

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam...

Print showing John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in ornately framed oval.

John Adams, 2nd president of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam; P.S. Duval, lith., Philada.

John Adams, 2nd president of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam...

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

John Adams, Pres. U.S.

John Adams, Pres. U.S.

Head and shoulders, facing left; in oval. Steel engraving by W. Wellstood after painting by Gilbert Stuart, copyrighted by Johnson, Fry & Co. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption... more

John Adams / SW.

John Adams / SW.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

[John Adams, bust portrait, facing left]

[John Adams, bust portrait, facing left]

Title devised by Library staff. Facsimile signature: John Adams. Attributed to: H.B. Halls Sons, N.Y. Exhibited in: "Creating the United States" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2010.

"Don't sign that declaration, gentlemen! You'll hurt business!" / Ehrhart with acknowledgements.

"Don't sign that declaration, gentlemen! You'll hurt business!" / Ehrh...

Illustration shows a sketch after Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence" with John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Thomson, standing around a table where... more

John Adams proposing George Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the American Army

John Adams proposing George Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the A...

G45408 U.S. Copyright Office. Repro. of painting by John Ward Dunsmore. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Artists, Publ. Index; Pres. I.; Shelf.

[Benjamin Franklin reading draft of Declaration of Independence, John Adams seated, and Thomas Jefferson standing and holding feather pen and paper, around table]

[Benjamin Franklin reading draft of Declaration of Independence, John ...

G62596 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of a painting by J.L.G. Ferris.

Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 / J.L.G. Ferris.

Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 / J.L.G. Ferris.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams meet at Jefferson's lodgings, on the corner of Seventh and High (Market) streets in Philadelphia, to review a draft of the Declaration of Independence. K17406... more

The "Old House," home to two presidents: John and John Quincy Adams, Quincy, Massachusetts

The "Old House," home to two presidents: John and John Quincy Adams, Q...

As of this notation in the early 21st Century it has passed out of family hands. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the fil... more

John Adams, second president of the United States of America

John Adams, second president of the United States of America

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.

John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States / G. Stuart, pinxt. ; on stone by W. Ball.

John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States / G. Stuart, pin...

John Adams, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, holding small book.